Plate Tectonics Teacher Notes  

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C. Rieger 
Savanna school District 

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Suggested Grade Level: 6 to 9 
 


Science Content Standards: Note the following are examples.

Grade 6: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e, g, h)
Grade 7: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e) 
Grade 8: Investigation and Experimentation (9a, b, e,) 
Grade 9: Investigation and Experimentation (1a, c, d, i,) 
 

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California Content Standards Grades K-12 - Science - PDF Format
 
 

Background:
Students will need background information about faults, earthquakes, and pangea.  They will need to learn appropriate vocabulary: plate tectonic theory, geothermal energy, pangaea, continental drift, interaction, force, cause-effect, predicting, analyzing, consequence.

Skills:

Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions, . 
Computer literacy. 
Effective use of Internet resources. 

Assessment:

Presentations - worksheet, peer evaluation, web quiz, writing samples, teacher observations

Enrichment:  
a variety of games, interactive sites, and information on the web.
 
 


 
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August 6, 2001
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